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Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
 
 
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ECR# 1# 5-
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total333.1273.8-
Avg Game19.617.1-
Avg Projection292.4249.5-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at HOU vs. LV
Week 2 at JAC at KC
Week 3 vs. KC vs. JAC
Week 4 vs. TEN at HOU
Week 5 at DEN at CLE
Week 6 vs. JAC vs. DEN
Week 7 at TEN vs. SEA
Week 8 vs. WASBYE WEEK
Week 9 at NE at ATL
Week 10 at LV at SF
Week 11 vs. PHI vs. KC
Week 12 vs. PIT at ARI
Week 13 at DAL at LV
Week 14BYE WEEK vs. MIA
Week 15 at MIN vs. TEN
Week 16 vs. LAC at IND
Week 17 at NYG vs. LAR
Week 18 vs. HOU at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts327.5219.1
Rush Yards1,608.9976.6
Rush TDs14.89.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions42.374.5
Rec Yards352.9664.8
Rec TDs2.05.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points292.4249.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Points 
Week 111.611.7
Week 25.313.5
Week 37.216.7
Week 417.426.5
Week 528.927.9
Week 627.85.5
Week 715.0
Week 818.218.4
Week 932.08.2
Week 1018.611.9
Week 1150.435.5
Week 1215.715.9
Week 1324.312.4
Week 1414.4
Week 1523.014.2
Week 1610.8
Week 1717.417.2
Week 189.523.9
Total333.1273.8
Average19.617.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Targets 
Week 170
Week 219
Week 316
Week 435
Week 545
Week 627
Week 73
Week 8410
Week 923
Week 1086
Week 1137
Week 1258
Week 1305
Week 144
Week 1504
Week 162
Week 1723
Week 18412
Notes for Player Combination
 
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Expert 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
After playing just a 70% snap share once in 2020, Jonathan Taylor surpassed that number in nine contests in 2021, including eight weeks during the team's last eight games. Taylor also led the NFL in red-zone touches (92), which was not that surprising considering he ranked fifth in that category as a rookie. That elite goal-line usage helped separate Taylor from the pack as the bonafide No. 1 running back in fantasy football. No player came close to sniffing his amount of volume near paydirt. Taylor's 42 carries inside the 10-yard line were 12 more than the next-closest back (Damien Harris, 30). Pairing Taylor's elite red-zone usage with his ascending role as a receiver - 11th in routes run and sixth in route participation in 2021 - makes him worthy of the 1.01 pick across all fantasy formats. No quarterback targeted running backs more than new Colts quarterback Matt Ryan did in 2021 - 8.6 targets per game.Austin Ekeler isn't used as a true three-down workhorse, but it's hard to tell based on the actual amount of touches he sees in the Los Angeles Chargers offense. At 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Ekeler finished 8th in the NFL in total touches (276) and 14th in touches per game (17.2). But the raw touches hardly showcase the fantasy value Ekeler possesses, because he often commands an extremely high-share of high-value targets ie. targets and red-zone opportunities. His 13.9% target share and 70 receptions ranked second behind only Najee Harris. Ekeler's 18 red-zone touchdowns and 63 red-zone touches ranked first and second respectively. With such a secure role as a receiver out of the backfield and as a featured red-zone weapon in a high-powered offense, it's hard to imagine a healthy Ekeler not returning at least top-5 fantasy status in 2022. He wrapped a bow on the 2021 season as the RB3 in points per game and RB2 overall in half-point scoring.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
 Last year I was way off on Ekeler. I didn't think he would hold up. And once again I'm out on Ekeler- not because he's not a good RB, but rather because of his expensive price tag (RB 3) and the looming presence of rookie RB Isaiah Spiller. Spiller is bigger than Ekeler. It's clear the Chargers want to lighten Ekeler's volume. Spiller could easily vulture Ekeler at the goal line. A first-round price tag for a RB who might have his TDs vultured at the goal line is too rich for my blood. I'm out.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Taylor was dominant last year with 1811 rushing yards (941 after contact) on 332 carries, 40 receptions for another 360 yards, and 20 total TD's. His best ability compared to the other running backs on this list is his availability or durability. He led the NFL in touches inside the opponents 5-yard-line and inside the 10 by wide margins, so his TD rate should remain steady. The Colts have been credited with putting together one of the best offensive lines, but it was one of the most-injured offensive lines last season. He led the NFL with 66 missed tackles forced, 50 carries over 10-yards, and recorded the fastest speed by a ball carrier last season, clocking in at 22.13 MPH.Last season was the strongest and healthiest of Ekeler's five-year career. He still fell short of a thousand rushing yards (911), but Ekeler's points come from the receiving game. His 70 receptions for 647 yards were far short of his 2019 numbers, but with Herbert at QB he's not going to see the dump-down passes he did with Rivers. The concern for Ekeler is that he losses some red-zone work with the addition of the rookie, Spiller, but it could have a positive effect of keeping him healthier in the long-run as well.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 5/2: Line beefed up, but Spiller is also most legit RB he's ever had to share a backfield with. Still should be a monster in receiving & Red Zone
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
Very solid pick. Super talented runner, capable in the passing game and will get a lot of volume. JT is also young enough that I'm not concerned with injuries at this point.This is the safest 1st round pick for me, Ekeler is a true duel threat, running and receiving the football. He is still young and an explosive offense that will score more often than not.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Checks every box of what you look for in a No. 1 overall pickIn PPR formats, has highest Fantasy Points per Touch mark among RBs over the past 3 seasons (min. 30 games)
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Taylor led all players with 2,076 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns during the fantasy season. He will be only 23-years old in 2022 and he should be a fantasy star for years to come.Ekeler had a breakout elite RB1 year with 1,459 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns in the fantasy season. He should be an elite RB1 playing with Justin Herbert in 2022.